4th August – 10th August 2019

Our world-class tutors will nurture young musicians (aged 8-18) to develop their skills and confidence on Violin, Viola, Cello & Double Bass by taking part in exciting musical activities, including string orchestra, chamber music and individual lessons.

We have limited availability remaining on this course:

Violin: closed 

Viola and cello: accepting Grade 7+

Double bass: accepting all levels

Musical Opportunities

As part of our string summer school, you will take part in masterclasses, chamber music, mixed ensembles and workshops. You’ll have multiple opportunities to perform regardless of your skill level, culminating in a concert on Saturday afternoon that is open to family and friends.

Whilst we encourage everyone to take part in all performances and activities, we will not force anyone to participate if they don’t want to do so for whatever reason. However, we hope our friendly and accepting community will lead all musicians to take part, even if it is slightly outside of their normal comfort zone!

Other Activities

Even professional musicians need a break from their instruments! With Wells Cathedral School’s outstanding facilities, you’ll have a range of activities to enjoy when you’re not making music…

Meet our World-Class Staff

Course tutors will generally be either full- or part-time teaching staff of Wells Cathedral School, a government-recognised specialist music school that is known for its quality teaching and musical opportunities for pre-professional musicians. However, should our staff be unavailable for our string summer school, we will appoint music teachers of a comparable calibre to teach courses.

Meet our String Summer School Co-ordinator
Meet our String Staff

A Typical Day

7.30am: Wake up call for boarders
8.00am: Breakfast
8.30am: Registration for both day and boarding students
9.00am: Chamber Music Coaching
11.00am: Break
11.30am: Chamber Music Coaching
12.30pm: Lunch

1.15pm: Solo masterclass/group session
2.45pm: Activities – sport, shopping, additional music
4.30pm: String orchestra rehearsal
6.00pm: Supper
6.45pm: String orchestra rehearsal
7.45pm: Day pupils depart
8.00pm: Boarders’ activities
9.30pm: Bedtime routine begins (age dependent)


The course costs £895 boarding and £695 day.  The course includes meals (lunch and dinner for day). We are offering a 10% early bird discount if you book by 31st January 2019.

Please note that a non-refundable deposit of 25% of the course fee is required to reserve your place, with the balance due on 1st April 2019. Bookings made after after the 1st April 2019 must be accompanied by the full fee for the course.

How to apply

Please note our limited availability remaining on this course:

  • Violin: closed 
  • Viola and cello: accepting Grade 7+
  • Double bass: accepting all levels

We recommend that you have the following information available before starting our booking process:

  • Details about your child’s musical history, including feedback from your child’s music teacher, if applicable
  • Details about any medical insurance cover, if applicable
  • Details about your child’s medical history, including dates of any major illnesses
  • Payment card details
To book onto our course, please note you will need to complete the following steps:

If you have any questions or if you’d like help with the application process, please contact us on 01749 834298 / [email protected]